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Judge grants plea deadline extension for alleged pill mill doctor

Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.) Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

A federal judge has given Dr. Sanjay Sinha an extra week to decide if he will change his plea. Attorneys for the Georgia doctor filed a motion Monday asking for the plea deadline to be moved from June 15 to June 22. A judge granted that request Tuesday.

Sinha faces 40 federal charges for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, distribute or dispense and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

He is accused of selling oxycodone, hydrocodone and clonazepam prescriptions to patients he and others solicited at Gulf Coast casinos between 2008 and 2012.

Sinha's charges were unsealed in court in March of 2014.

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